Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits on the The Sovereign's Throne in the House of Lords chamber during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London in this 2021 file photo. World leaders are reacting to her death.Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits on the The Sovereign's Throne in the House of Lords chamber during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London in this 2021 file photo. World leaders are reacting to her death.

The longest-reigning monarch in British historical past died at her summer time trip dwelling at Balmoral Fort in Scotland surrounded by her household.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British historical past, has died on the age of 96.

The queen was surrounded by household, as Prince Charles, the inheritor to the throne, his spouse Camilla, Prince William, Charles’ eldest son, and Prince Harry, who travelled to the queen’s summer time trip dwelling at Balmoral Fort in Scotland to be by her facet.

Elizabeth marked seven many years on the throne this yr however had more and more handed over duties to Charles and different members of the royal household in current months as she struggled to get round.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral this night and can return to London tomorrow,” introduced a Twitter account for the royal household Thursday afternoon.

Early within the day, it was introduced Queen Elizabeth II had been positioned below medical supervision as a result of medical doctors have been “involved for Her Majesty’s well being,” Buckingham Palace mentioned.

Leaders around the globe are reacting to information of the monarch’s dying.

World leaders and residents throughout the globe expressed their condolences and recollections of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96. (Sept. 9 / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In a information convention Thursday newly-appointed U.Ok. Prime Minister Liz Truss held a press convention at 10 Downing Road.

“It’s a day of nice loss, however Queen Elizabeth II leaves an awesome legacy,” mentioned Truss. “At this time the crown passes, because it has completed, for greater than a thousand years, to our new monarch, our new head of state, King Charles III.”

“We usher in a brand new period, within the magnificent historical past of our nice nation, precisely as her majesty would have wished, by saying the phrases ‘God save the King,’” she concluded.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned in a tweet, “She was a continuing presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will endlessly stay an necessary a part of our nation’s historical past.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fought to take care of his composure as he spoke concerning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Trudeau mentioned the Queen was considerate, sensible and humorous and he’ll miss their chats. (SEPT. 8 / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

“She was our Queen for nearly half of Canada’s existence,” Trudeau mentioned later in a press convention. “And she or he had an apparent deep and abiding love and affection for Canadians.”

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted, “It’s with deep disappointment that we discovered of the dying of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

The King of Jordan Abdullah bin AlHussein tweeted, “She was a accomplice for Jordan and an expensive household good friend. We stand with the folks and management of the UK at this tough time.”

Yair Lapid, Israel’s prime minister, tweeted, “She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of management and repair. Might her reminiscence be for a blessing.”

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö mentioned in a tweet, “In her 70-year reign she witnessed and formed historical past like few others. Her sense of responsibility and devotion to service are an instance to us all.”

A tweet from the Gov. Basic reads, “Canadians throughout the nation will mourn the lack of The Queen. Allow us to take a second to honour Her Majesty’s reminiscence in every of our personal methods.”

Dubai’s ruler and vp and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted, “We be a part of the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a world icon who represented the best qualities of her nation and folks.”

The prime minister of India mentioned in a tweet, “ I’ll always remember her heat and kindness. Throughout one of many conferences she confirmed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her marriage ceremony. I’ll all the time cherish that gesture.”

TIME journal introduced the late Queen would be the new commemorative cowl.

Former U.S. president Barack Obama launched an announcement, saying he was fortunate to know her. “She welcomed us to the world stage with open arms and extraordinary generosity.”

Dominica’s prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit tweeted, “Her passing ends an iconic 70-year reign and is a profound loss for the Commonwealth of Nations and the world.”

President Joe Biden was knowledgeable of her dying by senior advisers throughout a gathering within the Oval Workplace. He launched an announcement on Twitter, saying the Queen “outlined an period.”

“She was the primary British monarch to whom folks all around the globe may really feel a private and fast connection,” he mentioned.

President Joe Biden and first girl Dr. Jill Biden have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. The 2 wrote in a ebook of condolences on the British Embassy in Washington. “We mourn for all of you,” Biden mentioned. “She was an awesome girl.” (Sept. 8 / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Bermudan Premier David Burt launched an announcement, saying the “recognition of her longevity and the importance of her service affords this consequential reign a novel place in historical past.”

With recordsdata from The Canadian Press.

Ande Fraske-Bornyk is a reporter for the Star’s radio room based mostly in Toronto. Attain her by way of e mail: [email protected]


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